Just wondered how others felt about taking assemblies? I am still at the start of my career and now that I am no longer the NQT in my school I have been put on the rota of taking 2 KS2 assemblies twice a month. My problem is that no matter how much I plan and make notes of what to say, I still get totally tongue-tied and leave the hall feeling that the whole thing has been a total disaster. I am not bothered about what the children think, but feel very self-conscious about standing up in front of the staff. It doesn't help that the DHT was there last time and afterwards they commented on how they can tell that I don't like taking assemblies. It's not that I don't like taking them but I wish it was just me and the kids and not all the other staff! I know how ridiculous this all sounds, but I am due to take the assembly for the whole of KS2 tomorrow morning. I know what I am going to say and do, but I have this awful feeling again of just how bad it is going to be. Does anyone have any tips on how I can overcome this?